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1 hr ago | Common Dreams

The Cowboy Indian Alliance Rises to Protect Our Common Land and Water

Shane Red Hawk of the Sicangu Lakota band of the Rosebud Sioux and his daughter Tshina Red Hawk in a horseback ride in protest of the Keystone XL in Washington on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: National Mall, US National Parks, US News

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Daily Kos

Here's just how low the Kochs will go

They really are despicable. That picture up there? President Obama and Sen. Mark Udall looking dismayed and upset, ostensibly about Obamacare? That's a screenshot from an ad from the Kochs' Americans for Prosperity.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Udall, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

Common Dreams

On My Legal Name Change

Today is an exciting day. A judge in the state of Kansas has officially ordered my name to be changed from "Bradley Edward Manning" to "Chelsea Elizabeth Manning."

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Related Topix: US News

Common Dreams

Obama's Free Trade Agreement Ignores the Scandal of Rana Plaza

In front of the Rana Plaza site, Abdur Rahman holds a photo of his wife, Cahyna Akhter, who was killed there.

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Related Topix: US News, Washington Post, Publishing, Bangladesh, World News, Asia

OpEdNews

Prepping for a Ukrainian Massacre

Between the anti-Russian propaganda pouring forth from the Obama administration and the deeply biased coverage from the U.S. news media, the American people are being prepared to accept and perhaps even cheer a massacre of eastern Ukrainians who have risen up against the coup regime in Kiev.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Journalism, US News

ThinkProgress

Woman Who Allegedly Spit On Police Officer Charged With Criminal Transmission Of HIV

Last Thursday, police arrested 53-year-old Lybette Dunn on charges of trespassing, and obstructing traffic by standing in the road.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News

Daily Kos

Vice News' Simon Ostrovsky Abducted in Eastern Ukraine

Many have been following Russian Roulette, Simon Ostrovsky's excellent video series from Ukraine.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Journalism, US News

Tue Apr 22, 2014

OpEdNews

Raising Taxes on Corporations that Pay Their CEOs Royally and Treat Their Workers Like Serfs

Until the 1980s, corporate CEOs were paid, on average, 30 times what their typical worker was paid.

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Related Topix: US News

Common Dreams

You Can Sleep Tonight Knowing the Klan Is Awake

Proving the ragged hateful fringes of the country live on, Pennsylvania residents beset by a rash of burglaries woke up to flyers announcing a new neighborhood watch program launched by helpful members of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, complete with 24-hour Klan Line.

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Related Topix: US News

ThinkProgress

Utah Mother Charged With A Felony For Using Meth While Pregnant

A 24-year-old mother in Utah has been charged with a second-degree felony based on accusations that she endangered her child by using methamphetamine while pregnant, according to the Salt Lake Tribune .

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Related Topix: Drugs, US News

Daily Kos

Maryland Democratic candidate Gansler puts foot in mouth, again

Democratic Maryland gubernatorial candidate Douglas Gansler on Monday disparaged his primary opponent's service in Iraq, criticizing him as "somebody who has never managed anybody, never run anything."

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

Republicans continue their assault on criminal defense attorneys with revolting new campaign ad

The Republican Governors Association "goes there" with my absolute least-favorite attack ad topic of all time: criticizing criminal defense attorneys for their work representing clients.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, US News, Law, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Daily Kos

Challenge from Left could complicate Andrew Cuomo's re-election

In a head-to-head matchup, Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to hold a better than two-to-one lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, 58-28 percent .

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Westchester County, NY, Siena College, US News

ThinkProgress

How The Everest Avalanche Sparked A Labor Fight

Last Friday, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpas, members of an ethnic group that work on the mountain to secure safety equipment, carry supplies, and help climbers who are trying to reach the peak.

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Related Topix: Avalanche, US News

Common Dreams

Clapper's Intel 'Gag Order' an Assault on Press Freedoms

Clapper's directive is agnostic about the classification status of information his spies, analysts and technical specialists might communicate with the media.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, James R. Clapper, US News

The Brad Blog

Democrats Lead Republicans by 6 Points in Generic 2014 Mid-Term Election Polling

Despite a recent poll showing he leads two candidates who were invited, David Curtis gets snubbed by press group, and he's not happy... Barry Goldwater, the GOP's most conservative Presidential nominee ever, was a leftist, tree-hugging, Big Govt environmentalist whacko hell-bent on destroying the economy... Will Democrats continue to run scared, or ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Common Dreams

Where Have All the Green Jobs Gone?

Volunteers construct an environmentally friendly home for Central Valley Habitat for Humanity.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, US News

Common Dreams

Naomi Klein: To Join Climate Fight, Find Your 'Place to Stand'

"If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from saving ourselves," says author and activist, "then it is within our power to change those ideas."

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Related Topix: US News

Drudge Retort

Married Cops Dead in Murder-Suicide

A Cook County sheriff's office correctional officer apparently shot to death his wife, a Chicago police officer, Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

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Related Topix: US News

Truthdig

Triumph of the Immigrant American Spirit: Meb Keflezighi and the Boston Marathon

Monday Boston responded with its vigorous spirit of community and transcendence to the cowardly terrorism that marred the Boston Marathon in 2013, coming out in record numbers for the 2014 event.

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, US News

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